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Sarkodie Is The 6th Richest Musician In Africa And The Only Ghanaian According To Forbes.

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Forbes Magazine unveiled the list of the richest African musicians in 2018. The list was made on the basis of sales and signed contracts.

Kindly note that this list was released in May 2018 so it’s surprising how its being carried around to make it look like it was released yesterday.

Do ignore those publications with conflicting rankings.

Here are the 10 richest African musicians:

1. Akon ($ 80 million)

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Senegalese is the richest musician in Africa. CEO of his own label Konvict music, Akon is also a producer. It enjoys great popularity in Africa and around the world. Akon has sold more than 35 million albums, has been nominated five times for the Grammy Awards.

2. Black Coffee ($ 60 million)

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Nkosinathi Maphumulo, whose name is Black Coffee, comes from the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa but grew up in the Eastern Cape province. The creativity of this musician is particularly attractive to fans of electronic music. He started his career in 1995 and released 5 albums under his own label. In 2005, he won the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.

3. Don Jazzy ($ 30 million)

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It went from the 4 th to 3 th spot. His love for music begins when he was a church singer. Today, Don Jazzy is among the richest African musicians because of his entrepreneurial skills, producers and music performer. He is an MTV ambassador and boss of his own label, Mavin Records. Don Jazzy has produced several successful Nigerian artists.

4. Wizkid ($ 20 million)

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A native of Lagos, Wizkid is one of the most famous musicians of his generation. Most of his fans call him the king of African music. CEO of his own label, Starboy, Wizkid has even the biggest music stars in the world dancing. He started the music as a singer at the church. And thanks to hard work, he managed to climb to the top.

5. Davido ($ 16 million)

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Coming from a very rich family, Davido made a name for himself thanks to his music. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally. He was revealed to the general public in 2011 after the release of his single “Back When”. In just six years of career, Davido can be proud of him because his exploits are extraordinary.

6. Sarkodie ($ 7 million)

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Sarkodie is the star of Ghanaian music, the only representative of this country in this ranking. In addition to his incredible talent, he is a reference for Ghanaian youth. He began his career as an amateur rapper. He has received numerous awards and continues to evolve with confidence. In 2013, he released his own clothing line.

7. Tinashe Kachingwe ($ 6 million)

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Born in the United States of a Zimbabwean father and a Danish mother, Tinashe is the only woman on this list. In 2000, she starred in the film Cora Unashamed and her voice was in the cartoon film The Polar Express. Tinashe is the ambassador of several brands.

8. Hugh Masekele ($ 1.5 million)

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Hugh

Deceased on January 23, 2018 at the age of 78, Hugh Masekele, a native of South Africa had released more than 43 albums. He had won numerous honorary awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award. A ticket for his concert cost about $ 20,000, no wonder he was very rich. He left behind a historical legacy.

9. Jidenna ($ 1 million)

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Jidenna

He is a producer and performer with dual nationality (Nigerian, American). When he was only 10 years old, Jidenna realized he wanted a career in music. Although he was born in the United States, Jidenna considers himself a Nigerian and wants to develop the music industry in Africa. In addition, Jidenna collaborated with Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States, on an educational program.

10. Oliver Mtukudzi

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Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi has already released more than 65 albums. After a career of 41 years in music, Oliver is always talking about him. In 1969, he made a three-string guitar and began to sing.

Source: HowAfrica.com

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YOUNG GHANAIAN MP ASPIRANT REVEALS HIS MARIJUANA ADDICTION

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The use of marijuana has become a growing issue in the Ghanaian community with a lot of prominent people calling for legalization. Notably among them are the late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo. It is however unclear whether they are championing the medicinal use of marijuana or supporting it for mere smoking purposes.
John Asogonnde otherwise known as John Hermit is a former record label executive who is currently aspiring to become one of Ghana's youngest lawmakers in the 2020 general elections. He recently made a shocking revelation about his addiction to marijuana on his social media platforms stating that he was addicted to the drug for several years but has finally realized the terrible effects of smoking the herb leading to his decision to quit once and for all. He culled his experience together into a book titled "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" which he hopes will be able to inspire other smokers to quit as well.

Read the post below.

" I've been a chronic smoker for about six (6) years. I finally took a bold step to let go of Marijuana which in this book has been referred to as a lady named Mary Jane. I was obsessed with her, I loved her and thought she brought me so much joy and happiness. I remember swearing I was going to smoke for the rest of my life. Gratefully, it's a different story now. Marijuana isn't really good for our wellbeing. I hope this book is able to inspire someone and help them abandon our favorite friend and lover Mary Jane. Although quitting marijuana use may seem impossible, I wish to help people understand they can do it without necessarily compromising their contemporary litestyle.
Launching "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" on my birthday - Friday 26th April "You can follow him via his social media platforms @iamjohnhermit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on this great book.

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UCC Gets A Colourful Experience With Kojo Manuel

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The event which was hosted by Kojo Manuel, brought students out as early as 7am on a Saturday morning to jam in colour and party with the La Meme Gang! With music provided by the iPhone DJ, the music was top notch! The Azonto Twins were also present with their energetic moves.Social media was taken over with various colourful pictures and videos from the event which ended at10:30 am as students hailed Rexona for an awesome event.

The most intriguing aspect of the event was when Kojo Manuel had the crowd all jumping with splashes
of colour all round, staining the white shirt everyone had on but no one seemed to care as they jumped
in complete ecstasy and euphoria! This further cements Kojo Manuel as the best party MC so far!

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Kojo Manuel Makes a Mark at Repu 2019

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Once again, the biggest tertiary hall week celebrations came around and attracted people from all corners of the country.With events ranging from car washes, dogs shows, marathons, basketball tournaments,electrifying concerts and absolutely insane parties and raves.The most popular of these events were hosted by the phenomenal Kojo Manuel from the 15-
year old Epilogo party through Orjinal Beats jams and the Vodafone X Concert with featured Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, La Meme Gang and Dope Nation. Also, hosted various off campus events.

Working closely with DJs like Neizer, Sleek, Aroma, iPhone DJ and others, Manny Yo further established himself as the rave master and TurnUp General as he drove the crowd through various brand activations and products to energetically jamming with the KNUST crowd. Safe to say, if you were at Repu 2019, you mostly likely jammed with Kojo Manuel at at least
one or two events.

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The Link Up Party

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The capital city of Central Region comes to a hault for the next edition of the 2 day Cape rave.The Link Up Party is a bi-yearly tertiary rave in Ghana's Capital Cities. The next Edition of the X-Cape to Marlago will begin from the 27th to the 28th of April, 2019.The event will be hosting the 'Poverty' hit Ghana-Jamaican artiste; J Derobie, Guru, and a host of otherartistes.With variety of activities, the event is going to be a 2 day party. Day 1 would be a pool party and NightHouse Jam at the Oguaa Apartments and Lodge, off the Kakum National Park road, Cape Coast. Day 2 is going to be a day Tour in Cape Coast; an X-Cape to Marlago with Photoshoot.

There will be a convoy from the Capital City of Ghana; Accra to Cape City with fun-filled activities like Party in the Bus, Shot on Shot and a whole lot.
The Hyperlink Promo Ghana and Amarretti partnered event has is the most promising Cape Rave withsupport from My Smart Coke by Coca-Cola and Jameson.v Don't be left out, be the life of the party,

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